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Old 02-12-2005, 09:40 PM   #1
jrtayloriv
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Toshiba A70 - S256 Repairs


Anyone know how to remove the cover of a Toshiba A70-S256 laptop? Obviously, Toshiba does not wish for me to be able to fix my computer, because they publish no manuals for their products. I am unable to remove the cover and was wondering if anyone knows of any manuals or could give me some instructions on how to open this thing?

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Old 02-13-2005, 03:51 AM   #2
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Jesse,

Laptops can be tricky things. I hope someone helps you out,
but since you've got 0 replies so far, here's my little bit of
experience and advice.

These laptop cases are quite delicate. I build and repair PCs,
but when I get a laptop with a hardware issue, I take it to a
place where they disassemble them every day and let those
guys "take it apart." Once I've seen what they do, I can most
always put them back together. Sometimes we can look at
the problem together while it's apart. But if you break some
little piece on your own, it will probably cost you more to get
it repaired than it would have to let an expert open it in the
first place. Take it to a shop (preferably Toshiba) for help...

What is broken that you need to fix?
 
Old 02-13-2005, 06:11 AM   #3
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Thanks Chinaman, but I would like to do it myself. I need to look at the CPU cooling system, maybe add some thermal compound. I realize that it would be easier to take it in for repair, but I would enjoy learning how to fix it myself. So any manuals/guides/tips still appreciated.

Thanks,
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Old 02-13-2005, 06:24 AM   #4
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What I meant was to let them show you (tips, guides) how
to take it apart correctly. Then you can do the rest. I've done
this to clean a CPU and apply new heatsink compound; remove
and replace a hard drive; etc. When you see them remove the
clips that hold the monitor to the base, you'll be glad a human
actually demonstrated it. Manuals are good - but there's a lot
of 'touch' involved with these parts.
 
Old 02-18-2005, 04:06 AM   #5
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Success

Well I managed to get it open finally and fixed the problem I was having. I plan to eventually post a photo tutorial on taking it apart on my web site. Thanks for the advice.

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